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Mission Impossible Rouge Nation

Benji: She tried to shoot me. Ethan: That doesn’t make her a bad person. Satisfying. That’s what I felt watching “Mission Impossible Rogue Nation.” Tom Cruise, as Ethan Hunt, has built a reliable movie franchise, based on the popular TV series,...

A Fantastic Visit to a Fantastic Layout!

Milepost 985 Some time ago, I happened to connect with Jim Talbott through the Nickel Plate Historical Society. Jim models the “new” Wheeling & Lake Erie in the 2007 time period AND a portion of his layout depicts the steel mill where my dad and my brother both...

You’ll Find Trains in the Most Unlikely Places

Milepost 984 About the first part of July, there is a local produce stand, Wolfe’s Produce, that opens its doors and offers fresh goodies from its own gardens as well as other items from around the state.  Since my wife is a big tomato fan, we went out to get...

Railroad Control from Deep Under New York City

Milepost 983 An old high school friend of mine sent me this video the other day.  It shows, in part, how vital railroads were to the war effort during World War II and how, sometimes, one just gets lucky when they plan things so far in advance. I’ve watched this a few...

Not Following You

I’ve got no time for you right now Don’t bother me  –  the Beatles May sound strange and counterintuitive that a newsperson and entertainment fan like me would not spend the time to delve into the public tribulations of others. But there are only...

Something from Nothing

Milepost 982 I mentioned in my previous post that my friend Paul, the steel mill modeler, is likely to find a use for most anything in his modeling efforts.  Here are two good examples… In the first one pictured above, we have two gentlemen standing in a scrap...

More Steel Mill Models from my Friend Paul

Milepost 981 My friend Paul has been at it again.  In the past, I’ve shared some of the work of my friend Paul who is a steel mill modeler.  If it can be found in or near one, Paul’s going to build one.  And, if the parts aren’t available? ...

Be Careful what you Use for Adhesive…

Milepost 980 It doesn’t show up really well here but I had a real issue with an adhesive that I recently used to secure a weight in a tank car body. I mentioned back at Milepost 976 that I was working on a two-dome tank car.  The project was simple… I disassemble...

Hallett Tower in Toledo

Milepost 979 OK, here we go with towers again.  But this one is a little different for a few reasons.  First, it’s UGLY!  I mean, most towers seem to have that quaint, railroad look; this one does not.  It’s just a plain box of a building with some...
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Summer’s End

Rainy day people all know there’s no sorrow they can’t rise above  –  Gordon Lightfoot As July bleeds into August, there is little solace in the fact that this summer is almost over. Just where did this summer go? Washed away with some plans that...